Are Video Youtube Downloader Apps Safe?

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Are Video Youtube Downloader Apps Safe?

At present, there are a lot of applications which allow users to download video from youtube, however, are they all safe?

Most of Youtube Video Downloader apps are not available on Google Play, because downloading video from Youtube violates Youtube policy, thus it does not comply with Google Play policy. Therefore, you need to download and install APK files on your device.

To be safe, you should download highly reliable apps such as TubeMate, Muvi Downloader, etc.They are all clean and safe apps, which doesn’t contain viruses, malware, and doesn’t root your Android device.

How to recognize if a Youtube Downloader app is safe or not?

The best way to recognize a safe app is installing it to your device, right at the first step, you will see the app requires a number of rights.

Safe apps only require some fundamental rights and doesn’t deeply intervene in your device. These rights is displayed in black or brown text as belows (see photo below).

 

Safe app

However, non-safe app require further intervention rights in your device, such as sending SMS, root device. Notice the yellow or orange text below. Please click "Cancel" to cancel your installation (see photo below).

Non-safe app

In additions, you should only download apps from reputable sources such as app mainstream sites, or reliable download sites: download.cnet.com, uptodown, softonic, etc.